April Bunnies and Babies Blog Hop and Challenge

Hi friends!  Happy Easter!  It's the 5th of the month and time to announce our new inspiration challenge and welcome you to Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop!  I'm the first stop on the hop, so settle in and let's get hopping!

So, as fate would have it, my boys are both sick again leading up to the hop.  They were running fevers over 104 earlier in the weekend and now hubby and myself are sick as well.  So, crafty time just didn't happen again.  Instead, I pulled out this card I made several years ago that happens to be one of the favorite baby cards I've ever made.  Hope you enjoy this little re-run and sorry for not having a new card two hops in a row!


From my original post:  Chloe and her basket from Chicks Rule had a little play date with the gang from To the Moon, and this is their little play date portrait. The basket from Chicks Rule is colored and cut out.  I stamped the handle on a long panel, then Emery the Elephant and JayJay the Giraffe from to the Moon and Chloe from Chicks Rule piled  inside and I placed the cut-out basket over them.  Since they're peeking over the sides, I was able to move the basket a ways below the end of the handle, giving more room for JayJay to peek his long neck out.

The sentiment is from To the Moon and I stamped it on an Embossed Oval Die cut.  Then to jazz it up, I cut and layered four of the Charming Oval Die cuts, then arranged them as a backdrop for the Embossed Oval.  LOVE the look of it!   I tied a bit of Sahara Gold Metallic Dream String from Pizzazz Aplenty around the long rectangle. This stuff is so shiny and fun to work with!  A few little buttons and a whole lot of liquid pearls finished everything off.


Okay, on with the challenge and hop details...


There are two ways to win Verve prizes: (1) comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration and (2) go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our April challenge is Babies & Bunnies

Spring is a time of birth and renewal - celebrate the season by creating a card for Easter or a bouncing new baby. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your sprightly spring creations!


Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Sunday, Apr 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Next up on the hop is Amy.


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee 7. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Jen11. Stacey
6. Karen 12. Chaitali

45 comments

  1. Such a pretty card. Love all the details.

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  2. Julee this is brand new to me, and just darling! So thanks for sharing it again!!Hope you're all feeling better really soon!
    =] Michele

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  3. Such a sweet card! Love the soft colors and beautiful details!

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  4. Oh, I am so sorry you all are ill. Many hugs and prayers for fast recoveries for all.
    Love your adorable card!!!! The little animals are so sweet.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  5. I have really been thinking about you and your family a lot and the sickness you have all been burdened with. It has been over a solid month and my heart goes out to you! How you have the strength to make adorable cards I do not know. But, as a business owner, I guess the show must go on. Thanks for all you do!!

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  6. That is just darling. Love all the cute animals in the basket - a true "bundle of joy".
    So sorry for all the illness you and your family have been through. Prayers for a quick recovery. Have a Blessed Easter.

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  7. This is just the sweetest card, Julie. No worries that it is a rerun; you all have had a rough go of it lately. Love your work and your stamps. Praying for you and your family. Happy Easter!

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  8. Adorable, love this basket of sweet animals!

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  9. Oh no,I hope you all get well soon!
    Your card is classically cute! Doesn't look like a re-run at all.

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  10. OMGoodness please take care of yourself and your family. Sending healing hugs your way.
    Your card is AWWW-dorable. Feel free to share your sweet re-runs anytime. They are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  11. Darling card. I love the die cuts you used.

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  12. So sweet! Love the colors and paper and buttons!

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  13. What a beautiful card! I love everything about it!! So sweet.

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  14. Absolutely ADORE this card, Julee!! Beyond cute with all three in the basket. So sorry to hear everyone is sick again.... Hope you can all rest this weekend and get better soon ((hugs))!

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  15. the little animals in the basket are darling. Love the twine at the top.
    the coloring is great
    thanks for sharing a cute card
    Happy Easter.

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  16. I love your re-run super adorable card. Get well soon. I can relate - the hubs and I have been sick on and off since Christmas. Whooping ccough is going around here and I do believe I got it even though I had a booster shot for it in Oct.. I know you will take care of your self and we hope to see a healty Julee soon Happy Easter

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  17. Cute card. Love the basket they are in.

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  18. This is so cute, I love the layering of the animals in the basket!

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  19. I adore your re-run card--hope everyone is better soon.

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  20. What a completely adorable card!
    Your layers are always so lovely ;-)

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  21. Love this adorable baby card! I love how you put the critters in the basket and the metallic string is a nice touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Hey Julee. I am finally getting around to checking Verve out properly. I have learned about so many new Stamp companies since I did the Christmas blog hop and am really trying to see what they are all about. I am looking forward to seeing your products and what your DT is doing with them. YOUR card is adorable so we are off to a good start! LOL

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  23. Julee I'm glad you shared a re-run cause this is absolutely adorable and one I've never seen before! I'm so sorry about all that you and your family are dealing with. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

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  24. Hope you are all well again very soon

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  25. Love this card. It sure is cute!

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  26. So sorry to hear you all are sick again, hope you get to feeling better quick! Love this baby card, the papers are nice and subtle.

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  27. Adorable card considering you have been ill, nice job. Thank you.

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  28. What a precious card! LOVE those critters and adorable paper! ♥

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  29. Sorry to here your boys are sick again. : ( This card is ADORABLE!! I love how you placed the three cuties in the basket and the colors on them are fabulous! Great layout and colors, too.

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  30. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear your family is sick but hope you're back in shape soon. In the meantime this card may be an older one but it's simply adorable!

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  31. I have to just say, you need to catch a break very, very soon! BIG CYBER HUGS!!! The card is a perfect re-run...so adorable!!! GET WELL!!

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  32. This is adorable! I can see why it is one of your favorites. Love the layering! Hope the boys feel better soon!

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  33. Sweet card. Really like the colors you used - soft, but not so "baby pastel-ish" (Yeah, I just made up that word :D)

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  34. Great card good to see it again. Hope the boys are well, keep strong yourself.
    Sue

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  35. Adorable how you grouped those cute little animals.

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  36. I love how you used the teddy bear and the soft pastel colors in the inspiration picture to make a baby card! I also like how the cut out animals match the jungle-type background paper! Very beautiful card!! I hope that you and your entire family feel much better very soon!!! :)

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  37. This is adorable! Love those sweet animals in the basket! Wonderful piecing and dimension!

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  38. So cute, I like everything about this card!

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  39. I hope you are all feeling better soon. Your card is totally adorable. I love everything about it - the design, the colours - its just fabulous. I can see how it is a favourite.

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  40. SO so adorable! I love the images, the gorgeous coloring, the layout. Wonderful inspiration.

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